Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit

For this week's tutorial I am going to walk you through the simple process of creating a fabulous mini album from the Woodrowe Keepsake Album Kit.  The way the kit is designed with its coordinating papers and elements, it couldn't be easier -- more fun!

These are the five sheets of 12x12 pieces that comprise the kit -- enough to make two mini albums.  For this tutorial I am going to focus on using the kit to make one larger album.

The first page you will find two pocket pages which are pre-scored and prepunched for binding purposes.  Because these papers are double-sided, you'll have two options for every pocket.

The second page gives you one of the covers, again pre-scored and pre-punched for binding. It also contains some album insert pages and smaller pieces to use as photo mats or journaling spots. 

This third sheet has more insert pages/photo mats and smaller pieces which you'll fold into pockets and photo frames.

Sheet number four contains two half pockets which are created by simply folding over at the pre-scored lines.  You'll also see some tabs, labels and photo corners which will be used later.
The final sheet (not shown) contains another album cover should you desire to make two albums out of this kit instead of one.

To create my album I start with my first cover.  You can see how it simply folds at the pre-scored lines. I can choose between two sides for my cover.  I also have some album pages ready to insert.

I then construct my pockets by simply folding them in half and adding adhesive to the fold-over tab.  Once again, they are pre-scored and punched so they too are ready to add in as album pages. You'll see how the photo mats can easily be used as inserts here.

Next I will create my half pockets by folding the page at the scored line and adding adhesive on the small tab. Your photo mats fit in the pockets perfectly, of course.

Now I've got four pocket pages and two regular album pages ready to place in my album cover.

I've chosen some hardware from the Amelia collection for my front cover.  This will help to reinforce the cover page and make sure the album is securely held together.

Now that I have the bones of my album put together I can start adding in all the fun elements and smaller pieces which will really make the album come together. You can choose to add as many as you like. Since I am focusing on creating only one album from this kit, I plan on using most of these elements.

These little pieces can look confusing, but they easily fold over into photo corners or corners for the album itself.

As all the papers match together so well, you can quickly add photo spots and labels as I've done here.

Love all the pockets that are created with this set.  I've placed a tab on one of my tags so it can easily be pulled out.

More journaling and photo spots.

This picture shows a library pocket with pull out tab which is accented with a photo frame.  It gives the page some dimension.

And here is the completed album held together with a lovely ribbon from the Reese & Woodrowe set.  I've got a spot all ready on the front to stamp a title or name for this album. Can't wait to start adding in my pictures, some stamping, etc.

The colors and patterns in this kit are such that they would make a great album with a masculine theme or also a mini Christmas album.  Lots of possibilities!

You can download a FREE PDF of this tutorial from the Red Rubber Designs store.


  1. This kit has such pretty papers. Nice work showing how to put all of those puzzle pieces together, Louise.

  2. Great tutorial, Louise. That kit has lots of options. Did you finish it out with your own personal stuff?

  3. Great tutorial - I have this and just NEED to make it!!!


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